Introduction: DIY Custom Matt Black Macbook Pro - Plasti Dip

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Macbook pro retina display with Rust-Oleum Peel Coat (Like Plasti Dip)

1) Mask off ports

2) Clean Surface

3) Sprayed five coats of Peel Cost ( More = Thicker finish)

4) Peel off logo

5) Allow to dry for 24 hours

Step 1: Mask Out Ports

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Step 2: Clean Surface.

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Make sure it is spotless

Step 3: Shake Plasti Dip / Peel Coat

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Step 4: Paint

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Start with a very light coast and build up.

1 coat every 10-15 mins

I did a total of 5 coats

Step 5: Remove Making Tapes

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Remove masking tape and paper before paint drys and sticks to the macbook

Step 6: Peel Off the Logo

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Peel off the logo 10-15 minutes after the last coat.

Step 7: Allow to Dry for 24 Hours

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You can start using it but if you want it to last longer allow it to dry for 24 hours before using your computer


CurtosNoirDesign (author)2015-06-02

You are a risk taker indeed! I treat my MBP like a new born baby!

:) the paint just peels off, that's why I took the risk

TevyaW (author)superaudiomadras2016-10-12

But if it just peels off, then won't it start peeling off as you open and close it a lot and all that? Seems like it would just start looking junky after a short time.

brilliant idea! have you peeled off the paint to verify that it hasn't stuck to the surface? My wife and I have identical macbooks for work and we've gotten them switched up before. I want to try this asap!

EricaA10 (author)2015-12-14

You should make a video if you already haven't!

Thanks! I have made a quick video and its on the top of this page.

Greylurk (author)2015-06-02

Did you need to cut the paint around the logo or anything like that? What kind of tool did you use to peel off the logo paint?

xXUsernameXx (author)Greylurk2016-01-21

you can use your fingernails or a blunt pencil


Since this is a peel able paint you don't have to worry about masking the logo. The logo is slightly indented and the plasti dip creates a separate layer which you can easily rip off. But make sure you peel it off before it drys fully

tomatoskins (author)2015-06-02

This is a really cool idea! I would have never thought to do this!

Thanks! Are you going to give it a shot?

Edbed (author)2015-06-02

Great idea! I might do this for my laptop.

superaudiomadras (author)Edbed2015-06-02

Try it! and if you dont like the results you can alwys just peel it off! :)

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